Ørsted backs Team Humber as membership milestone is marked

We have reached our 250 members milestone with the addition of Ørsted, the global leader in offshore wind.

Our CEO Mark O’Reilly says they have joined us at a time of intense interest in the Humber region from other areas of the world that are embarking on their offshore wind journey.

“People are seeking advice on how to ensure a robust supply chain and how we work together for the prosperity of our region.

“The breadth of our membership has been key to this success and having such a high-profile business helping us mark our 250 milestone both adds to our credibility and provides great networking opportunities for our established membership.”

Emma Toulson, Ørsted’s lead stakeholder advisor, says that Team Humber Marine Alliance plays a vital role in connecting and mobilising the offshore wind supply chain as well as putting the region at the centre of offshore wind on a worldwide stage.

“Joining Team Humber will help us access local expertise and contribute to the region’s ambitions. We are looking forward to being part of this vibrant group of Humber businesses.”

Ørsted is headquartered in Denmark and employs 5,600 people, including more than 900 in the UK where it has 11 operational offshore wind farms with total capacity of 3,721 megawatts

Ørsted already operates three offshore wind farms from its base in Grimsby and is currently constructing Hornsea 1 and Hornsea 2 off the Yorkshire coast. Hornsea 1 will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world when operational in 2020, with Hornsea 2 taking over this title when it becomes operational in 2022. Hornsea 1 alone will be capable of supplying renewable electricity to well over one million homes.